Kiva Hopping in New Mexico

November 2015

For my mom’s birthday we took a weekend trip over to Albuquerque, New Mexico. A couple years back, she had organized an incredible conference at the incredible Hyatt Regency Spa & Resort. When she described exploring the foothills of the Sandia mountains or the fact that it was created by the Santa Ana Pueblo tribe– it made it a no-brainer to go back for a relaxing destination. We spent our afternoons curled up- with a glass of wine- by the burning kivas (fire places). In the mornings, we’d walk through the various paths in the foothills. Since all we did is read and relax. This will be less of a travel guide or story telling and more photos I took across our three day visit.




The walk to the resort.


One of the many Kiva’s burning throughout the night


On the drive out to Red Rock


The View outside our window


Corn, Arugula, Avocado and Red Bean


Obligatory Fireside Picture


Family Portrait




The best mom in the world.

Post script: I’m so excited that my mom has returned from her Fulbright in India.


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